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Rapid Development Services, Inc. is an industrial automation equipment builder, providing design, engineering, integration and fabrication of manufacturing production machinery.

This includes robotics, machine vision technology, and high speed parts flexible feeder systems.

We are certified integrators for several leading robotics/machine vision manufacturers.

We are also inventors, designers, and builders of custom production machinery and process lines awarded over 40 patents.

Uniquely Skilled
Staff maintains an average of more than 20 years’ experience per employee.

High Speed, Cost Effective
Designed systems assembling more that 500 assemblies per minute.

Regulatory Needs
Know the requirements of your industry, such as; UL, CSA, TUV, FDA, GMP, Clean Room, ISO,CE, etc.

Industries Served:

Medical/Pharmaceutical
Electronics Manufacturing
CNC Machining/Fabrication
Automotive
Packaging
Consumer Products
Aerospace
Food
Beverage
Chemical
Agricultural

Inventions:
Received more than 40 patents.

Rapid Deployment
Developed equipment for new products concurrent with new product design to insure clients’ quick entry into the market, typically in 1/2 the time of conventional methods.

Partnerships

Motoman
Multivac
SMC
Bosch
Adept
Cognex
DVT
Fanuc
Kuka
ABB
Hoppman
Bimba
Allen Bradley

 

Biographies


Leon Gurevich:

For over thirty years, Leon Gurevich has been instrumental in helping major international corporations successfully reduce their labor costs and improve profitability. His education, experience, and engineering knowledge has been applied toward the implementation of new innovative strategies for new plant installations, automating existing production lines, trouble shooting for quality and equipment performance issues, introduction of new products and processes, providing evaluation during acquisitions, plant relocations and business restructuring.

As the founder and President of Rapid Development Services, Inc. Mr. Gurevich has worked with well-known companies such as Anheuser Busch Co., Medtronic, Johnson and Johnson, Cargill, General Mills, Abbott Labs, Federal Mogul, Pfizer, Cooper Industries, and more.

Prior to establishing Rapid Development Services, Inc. in 1993, Mr. Gurevich has spent eleven years as R&D and Engineering Manager for the Cooper Industries Co. His educational background includes a MBA from Webster University, BS in Electrical Engineering and Industrial Automation fields from Washington University, St. Louis and North-Western Polytechnic Institute in Russia. He has invented numerous devices and processes and received over 30 US and foreign patents in various fields, including electro-mechanical devices, home appliances, construction industry equipment and ceramic materials.

Most recently he was awarded by Ernst and Young Entrepreneur of the Year Award. He has also served on the US Bank Advisory Board and has received Businessman of the Year Award from National republican Congressional Committee.
Mr. Gurevich has provided expert opinion to a number of the technical publications, including Assembly Magazine, Pharmaceutical Packaging and Manufacturing Engineering Magazines.
Leon Gurevich was interviewed on National television programs, such as World News Report hosted by Peter Jennings and Heartbeat of America hosted by William Shatner.

Arthur Simonyan:

For over 25 years Arthur Simonyan has been providing engineering, software development, machine design and fabrication services for automated applications. Arthur has B.S in Mechanical Engineering and MBA from Webster University. While working at Washington University, St. Louis, Mr. Symonyan has designed machines for Genetic Sequencing applications.

During periods of 6 years he had managed Maintenance Teams of a major St. Louis hospital. As an entrepreneur, Arthur has founded Computer Hardware and Software companies and led to development of one of the most efficient directory software packages on the market. Several years ago, Arthur has acquired interest in Rapid Development services and became its V.P. of Operations in charge of overseeing machine design work, fabrication work, supplier delivery schedules, and more.